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Old 02-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stupid question time, if I hooked up an external HD on one computer with a usb 1.1 connector and put some files on it and then put the external HD on another computer with a usb 2.0 connector and put the files on that computer, would I hurt the external HD in any way? Please let me know even though I believe I know the answer.

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no. usb 1.1 and 2.0 are compatible. as long as the device is backwards compatible.
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well, it says it is compatible so I guess I am good to go.

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it should say it on the box.

but it will be fine. the only thing with usb 1.1 is it is a little bit slower that 2.0
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Since it worked on both 1.1 and 2.0 I am going to say yes.
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Ok Guys,

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